The Woodstock 50 Music & Arts Fair has been canceled. According to a statement obtained by Billboard, festival organizers with the Dentsu Aegis Network felt they couldn’t do the Woodstock brand justice. Jay-z & Chance The Rapper were to be the scheduled headliners.
“It’s a dream for agencies to work with iconic brands and to be associated with meaningful movements, the statement reads. “We have a strong history of producing experiences that bring people together around common interests and causes which is why we chose to be a part of the Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival.
But despite our tremendous investment of time, effort and commitment, we don’t believe the production of the festival can be executed as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name while also ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees. As a result and after careful consideration, Dentsu Aegis Network’s Amplifi Live, a partner of Woodstock 50, has decided to cancel.”